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May 2, 2011 03:16 PM

Local Flavor?

New England transplant (who now lives in Los Angeles), heading to Seattle for Memorial Day weekend with the parents. Looking for lunch/dinner recs that showcase local Seattle flavor, especially on the seafood end. As we are New Englanders, we know good seafood and hear Seattle does too! Any thoughts the board has would be most appreciated - feel free to expand beyond seafood for any places that just do great meals. Don't need anything flashy (get enough of that in LA), though price isn't a huge concern.

Thanks chowhounds!

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  1. Sitka & Spruce. Flying Fish.

    Sitka & Spruce
    2238 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

    Flying Fish
    2234 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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    1. re: cocktailhour

      I second Flying Fish. Everything is natural or organic and locally sourced and they have influences from most major world cuisines on their menu at any given time, as well as just about any type of seafood.

      Flying Fish
      2234 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

    2. A fresh fish sandwich at the Market Grill at Pike Place Market.
      Razorclam Chowder (Ok, it's Alaskan) with dinner at Steelhead Grill.

      Both dungeness crab and geoduck are terrific local products, but I think you'll be out of season for both. Someone with a better grasp of the local produce seasons should correct or confirm this, though.

      Pike Place Market
      1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

      Market Grill
      1509 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

      1. Any place serving wild Pacific king salmon. It's much better than Atlantic salmon. You might want to find out what Local 360 is serving while you're here.

        1. If you can get past the seafood thing, I have fallen for Nettletown. Incorporates forged foods and just plain good to eat and comforting dishes.